Welcome to the world of UC

Nine incredible campuses. 150 academic disciplines. More top-10 departments than any other university in the U.S.—public or private. It’s easy to see why international students pick UC.

Our undergrads come from more than 100 countries across the world. If you’re ready to join them, we’re ready to help.

How to apply

If your secondary school, college or university lessons weren’t in English, you’ll need to take an English language test.

Find out more about international admission requirements »

Find out more about the English language proficiency requirement »  

Getting your passport and visa

To study here, you’ll need a passport from your home country and a visa from the U.S. government. Getting them can take longer than you expect, so start applying right away.

Find out more about your passport and visa »

Living here: The basics

You’ve chosen a major and a campus. Now, what else do you need to know?

Paying for your studies at UC »

How to find somewhere to live »

Taking care of your healthcare and insurance »